Name: Micrococcus Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Gr. adj. mikros, small, little; M.L. masc. n. coccus, coccus; from Gr. masc. n. kokkos, grain, seed; N.L. masc. n. Micrococcus, small coccus

Type species: Micrococcus luteus (Schroeter 1872) Cohn 1872 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Cohn F. Untersuchungen über Bakterien. Beitrage zur Biologie der Pflanzen 1872; 1:127-224.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 17
Total number of child taxa: 17

Parent taxon: Micrococcaceae Pribram 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Pribram E. A contribution to the classification of microorganisms. Journal of Bacteriology 1929; 18:361-394.

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